Our tested Grand Cherokee with the 4.7-liter V8 engine was powerful, but its fuel economy is nothing to brag about. Available engines for this model year were a 357-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and a 210-hp 3.7-liter V6. Over the years, the Grand Cherokee got a better driving position and a more settled ride.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"wheel bering failure - some components covered warranty - some not covered"

Dick M., CO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"The transfer case control module had to be replaced. The vehicle was still drivable, though. The issue was tied to a recall"

Kenneth A., IA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"transfer case"

Robert R., CO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"used for off road travel so maintaincee/repar prob lems are to be expected"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
CV joint

"CV joint bearing & cover had deteriorated and was causing vibration."

Anonymous, VT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7-L V8)
Differential

"Front diff was binding and was fixed"

Martin A., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"required replacement of differential fluid which owners manual said was good for 100000; car has 64000 and not covered under drive train warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Wheel bearings needed to be replaced, and they went into differential (apparently it was more than wheel bearings). First repair left loud noise from rear. Turned out to be bent gear pin? Owner of shop repaired right away. However, I still think noise from differential/rear end is louder than it should be - at least in the cabin. If I had to do it over again, would have taken to dealer - although dealers are mostly known for padding the bill, and lying about what needs repair/replaced."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Front differential carrier bushings needed to be replaced, These were the source of a driveline clunk that ultimately could have led to transfer case issues or other problems. The differential was dropped out, bushings replaced and reinstalled at home in my garage in about 3-4 hours. THis was not a serious problem but with lack of maintenance or knowledge could have been a bigger issue. while the dif was out I also noticed the boot on the front dive shaft at Transfer case was torn and replaced the CV at that time."

Jacob H., CT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"related to bering discussed above"

Dick M., CO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"drive shaft and axle seals leak"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Pinion bearing whine then driveshaft shutter led to oem replacement only. Very expensive."

Anonymous, (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"the CV joint at the tansfer case in the front driveshaft had a torn boot which needed to be replaced. This is a wear and tear item and not something that i consider Serious If i had needed it to be replaced by a garage it could have been costly, but the repair was simple, and part was cheap (under 200$) and time to replace was under 2 hours."

Jacob H., CT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Gear noise from rear differential and axle components. Fixed under warranty"

R A., OR (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Transfer case

"4WD low does not work. Code indicates clutch worn. Had inspected by independent shop and said nothing wrong but still does not work and still have code"

Martin A., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Chrysler N-23 recall caused me to loose 4x4 and also the ability to transfer drivecase into neutral. It took them almost 2 yrs to correct this and cost me over $2000"

Catherine V., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"About a year ago, Chrysler issued "Recall N23" to sort a software problem on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander. But a group of vocal owners claim their SUVs lost low-range as a result of the "fix," and have been battling Chrysler Corporate o"

Pierre G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"transfer case would not go into neutral for towing the Jeep behind an RV, it is operated by a switch"

Fred H., AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"After N23 recall the "Service 4wd System" fault occurs. No Low Range"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Refrigerant leaks, can't be fixed"

F C., IL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"The air compressor does not automatically cycle. This causes the system to start to freeze. the pipes in the engine compartment freeze and it does not blow cool air"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Compressor worn out and must be replaced. Works, however, makes noise and has slow leak of refrigerant"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"I had to replace the A/C unit"

Anonymous, (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"No temperature control. Hot air only"

Robert T., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Had to replace the air mixing controller due to a broken flap. excessive labor charge due to having to remove the dashboard to repair the problem"

Michael J., KY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Suddenly eventhoug the fan work no air warm or cold come out it is intermittent"

Pierre G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Blower (fan) motor

"Loud squealing when fan is running in the winter"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Fan worn out after extensive use. started to make noise and run intermitently"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Condenser

"The air conditioning failed, Not bad after nine years however on replacing the condenser the techs found that someone had backed into the vehicle damaging the trans cooler."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Evaporator

"Evaporator sprung a leak causing loss of refrigerant; had to replace evaporator (required removal of complete dashboard)"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Because of leak had to replaced condenser + dryer+freon cost over $2,000.00"

Pierre G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Lost all refrigerant due to leak in evaporator"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"It was necessary to replace the condenser climate control panel and the expansion valve"

Robert T., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Water on carpet right side inside"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"It would not activate/turn on"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"seems that the left tail light burns out often"

Joseph S., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Reverse lights stopped working"

William M., MN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Left rear tail light socket has corroded several times making the brake and tail light build inoperative. The fix is to pull it apart and clean the contacts with sand paper to remove the corrosion. The last time, I used dielectric grease and hope this will be a permanent fix."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Horn

"Horn only works if pounded very hard on horn icon on steering wheel. Horn pad has been replaced twice. Jeep says there is nothing to be done. We don't drive the car much"

Arlene B., MD (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Interior lights

"There is a connection between having the wipers on and then the control panel lights go off"

Howard F., ID (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Lights wouldn't turn on"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited)
Tire pressure monitor

"Although the tire pressure is correct in all 4 tires the light inside comes on and flashes then stops every time you start the car. It never gores out"

David D., MO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"System doesn't seem to know which sensor is which and doesn't allow you to manually reprogram"

William M., MN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Warning lights

"Dash board lights go on and off at odds times during operation. Vehicle continues to run while warning lights go crazy"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Warning light for tire pressure stays on regardless of actual tire pressure."

Anonymous, TN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"When the wiper is engaged the control panel lights go off. We have had this into the dealership on a couple of occasions but they can't find the problem"

Howard F., ID (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Windshield washer nozzles are weak and break easily. Replacement costs terribly expensive and aftermarket ones were installed. They have been fine but the original hoses to the nozzles have just now cracked and broken and replaced."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Repair shops got the alignment wrong on two separate occasions resulting in pulling to one direction and requiring a return to the shop for correction"

Jean W., PA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Ball joints

"Ball joint rusted through"

Jean W., PA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"The upper control arm on the LF had to be replaced"

Kenneth A., IA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Bushings

"I had this problem start approximately 4 years ago. there was a lot of clunking going on every time you would go over a speed bump or hit a pothole. Upon further investigation from a mechanic, he explained to me how the rubber bushings were wearing out. Rubber bushings seem to be the cheap way to go for such a heavy vehicle. I am currently in the process of buying an ready to replace the bushings with polyurethane bushings. It is no secret that the independent front suspension (IFS) on this generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is probably the weakest link in the whole drive system. Upper control arms go bad and have a dangerous habit of breaking the bolts, sometimes when you are driving down the road. Between the upper control arms and the bushings, they can create a lot of loose moving worn out parts that can be deemed dangerous. Amongst the Grand Cherokee owners on private forums, these common problems seem to be a needed fix when the Grand Cherokee get to around 129,000mi."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Extreme cold weather broke one of the power steering hoses."

Jorge C., MB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Shocks or struts

"original lasted 155000 km"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"developed "soft" suspension and a bit of noise"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 6.1-L V8)

"The struts needed to be replaced. They were not cheap"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"car has lift kit which complicates shock replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"right front strut cracked"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The rack and pinion cracked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"They wore out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Belt slipped off and had to be replaced."

Alastair L., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Engine computer

"speed sensor went out causing the transmission to shift incorrectly. First real repair I have had on this Jeep"

Tom H., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"Engine computer is mounted below the battery. Battery acid leaked onto computer, destroying it"

Carl A., AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Engine will not start because of timing sensor. It has been replaced 3 times"

Dean B., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The master circuit board needed to be replaced due to moisture and beginning corrosion. Apparently its location submits it to water."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel leaks

"Injector seal failed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Numerous fuel filter leaks about every 8 months!"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Oil leaks

"Burns oil although it doesn't drip. Need to make sure and change oil every 3500."

Anonymous, (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Oil cooler seals needed to be replaced. Jeep dealer was not familiar with the MERCEDES-BENZ engine (OEM)."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"leaks oil, would cost 2000 dollars to fix"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Sun roof leaks due to drain hose plugging/freezing up. Dealer was of no help, common problem in Jeep sun roofs"

Eric L., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Water leaking in through passenger side front roof pillar."

Anonymous, VT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7-L V8)

"Sun roof leaks inside car due to bad design of drain hose."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seals around sunroof leaked water causing electrical short in the radio because it leaked into the radio electronics on the passenger floor side. $400 to repair the radio, and we are unsure if the seal leak is fixed fully."

Anonymous, WI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"sun roof seal causes wind noise"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"The whole car rattles"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)
Wind noise

"The back right hand door area creates a wind noise but we can't seem diagnose it. Remains unsolved"

Doug C., AB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Sun roof doesn't close properly- it closes but does not seal tight. Air leaks in along with water, especially during a car wash where its practically raining in the car!"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)

"due to a rear in collision, some how the rear luggage rack was reversed and caused a loud airflow noise. Took repeated return trips to the dealer to identify the problem and to correct"

Michael J., KY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The front painted air dam/body moulding below the bumper is held in and on at the top by lame tabs that come out of their slots and then it sort of hangs low. It's easy to pop the two tabs back in but then they pop out again"

Doug C., AB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"For no apparent reason paint started to peel of front bottom fender driver side"

Pierre G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"During the cold winter weather in early 2015, the paint on the roof of the vehicle started to crack and eventually peel away. Took it to a body shop & they said it looked like a factory defect. Notified Jeep and they refused any responsibility"

D M., PA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Clear coat on hood of jeep broke and become very dull. Had it stripped and repainted"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"Paint has started to flake off on both front fender wheel wells"

Alastair L., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Both fender paint is peeling"

Pierre G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Paint started to peel off, paint defect"

Pierre G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Rust

"Front fenders on both sides by the front doors and under the wheel well have paint cracking and peeling due to rust"

Alastair L., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"rust & bubbling of paint over windshield"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Replaced the alternator twice, averaging about 110,000km between replacements"

Alastair L., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"It failed; lost ability to generate sufficient current to charge the battery."

Anonymous, HI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"it just went dead one night in july"

William C., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"it has died twice after replacing the battery, a short that the dealer cannot find"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Electronic ignition

"Glow plugs required replacing at 45000 miles"

Brad W., SC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Ignition switch

"Had to completely replace the starter solenoid wire. Shafts on metal and shorted. Took out battery and fuse and starter relay."

Tim H., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Cant remove ignition key until battery is disabled."

Anonymous, WV (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Two glow plugs failed"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Starter

"It was the original starter. It was dragging during starting. I thought it was a weak battery. I replaced the battery. Still dragging. I replaced the starter myself. Works great."

Anonymous, OK (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Since I can only mention 1 item I am still fighting with Chrysler as my Jeep, with 110k miles, had warped heads. there is no excuse for this to happen to a $47k vehicle. Chrysler told me 'tough luck' your're on your own. It cost me $3212 to repair!!!"

Catherine V., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Overheated, cracked head, cheaper to replace engine"

Anonymous, WV (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Head gasket

"Oil pressure erratic, oil leaks, one day it overheated"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Turbo or supercharger

"wiring chafed on the frame"

Terry J., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Had to upgrade the elephant trunk hose due to faulty original design. This was done to prevent future problems with the swirl motor"

Brad W., SC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Oil leak in to the intake manifold causing turbo failure"

Dean B., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Turbocharger failed causing lack of acceleration. Dealer says 4000 to replace entire turbo system. Found that it was likely just electronic actuator which i was able to replace for less that 350! works fine now"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Computer sensor tells me to replace it, but mileage is better, but computer says change it. No need in Nevada."

Anonymous, NV (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Muffler

"Side seam in muffler split - no rust or corrosion - just split and started making noise one day. While this seems like a manufacturing defect, obviously, I'm on the hook for replacement since it's off the warranty"

D M., PA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"after 7 years starting to make noise"

William C., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Sounds coming from muffler, had it checked that there are no leaking"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Computer says I need to change it, but my mileage is great, no noise, and no difficulty."

Anonymous, NV (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Other/unsure

"The airbag warning light comes on and goes off all the time, during driving. Dealer can not IDENTIFY the problem. Checked myself with code reader, on errors."

Tim H., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Clock would not display. Dealer replaced radio with refurbished model three times before it was fixed. Dealer reported its a common problem with Boston Acoutics radio. One replacement fixed radio but CD player didn't work"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.7-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Looses location at times"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"my radio that included bluetooth, backup camera and gps quit, they wanted $1300 plus reprogram and installation.. i bought a used one for $500 +$100 instillation fee"

Anonymous, PE (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Radio

"Clock would not display. Dealer replaced radio with refurbished model three times before it was fixed. Dealer reported its a common problem with Boston Acoutics radio"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.7-L V6)

"It just stopped working"

Joseph S., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Loose power connector to the radio"

Duane-Betty O., ND (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Leaking seal at the vapor canister that required the dealership to fix"

Jeffrey S., AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"$615 repair job"

Anonymous, PE (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Bad O2 sensor"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Check engine light on"

Alan D., AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The O2 sensors codes have not been diagnosed. Shop has replaced the PCM, Intake manifold, CATs O2 sensors 2x and still cannot find the problem"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"cylinder replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"sever wobble in mountain driving and braking"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Can't complain Jeep went 120000 km before first brake job"

Carol B., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Rotors

"Noise was very loud and bad sounding. Had to have the Jeep towed to dealer."

Anonymous, MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.1-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"First it was the radiator leaking. I replaced it. Then the water pump started leaking. I replaced it. Now the system is tight with no leaks."

Anonymous, OK (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Water pump

"Water pump leaked which led to overheating"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"leaking"

Robert R., CO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Water pump failed and almost screwed up the whole engine"

Melissa O., AL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"Car would suddenly not be able to move forward or reverse, which happened at any time - while driving, trying to reverse, at a stop light - whenever."

Karen M., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission was slipping"

Daniel S., MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"The ignition "key" would not come out of the steering column after turning the engine off unless the gear shift lever was cycled several times in and out of Park. The gear shift lever assembly had to be replaced"

Robert T., NY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Mirrors

"side mirror turn all brown and distorted vision"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Fluid leak caused it to not work properly and was unsafe."

Anonymous, (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

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Recalls
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Sep 17 2014
If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs, free of charge. The recall began August 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V567000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292798
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
May 07 2013
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V175000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 295345
SUSPENSION
Jun 19 2009
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.
What should you do:
ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15. 2008. ALL THE AFFECTED UNTITS HAVE BEEN REMEDIED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E039000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Feb 06 2008
THIS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WHILE DRIVING OR NOT TO START AND/OR CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE. ENGINE STALLING OR INOPERATIVE WIPERS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,338 MY 2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND COMMANDER VEHICLES. THE FRONT CONTROL MODULE MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H03.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V059000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1338
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Sep 12 2007
THIS WOULD INCREASE THE VEHICLE'S STOPPING DISTANCE AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS IN A CERTAIN LOT MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED FROM GRAY IRON INSTEAD OF DUCTILE IRON AS DESIGNED AND COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS TO SEE IF THEY FALL INTO THIS LOT AND, IF SO, WILL REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO G35. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V415000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28755
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